Celtic Racing's Chaz Davies was rumored to be skipping the VIR AMA round to race Luis d'Antin's Ducati again at Brno, but turns out he won't ride the bike in the Czech Republic.
The talented young racer was thrown into the deep end at the USGP after Alex Hoffman was injured but acquitted himself well, turning in decent lap times in the race despite not having ridden the bike or Laguna Seca before.
"Yesterday I heard," Davies told Soup via cell phone earlier today. "There was a high possibility but it's not going to happen. It's nice to say I've ridden it and be considered, though. I learned a lot from the experience and it really helped me to improve."
He'll try to keep his US momentum going forward instead. Davies made the podium in FX at Mid-Ohio and he won pole in Supersport, his second pole position in the class this year. "It's the first track I'd been back to for a second time," said Davies. "It's really going well for the team right now."
The 2007 success has Chaz a player in the silly season. A factory ride is not out of the question. "I've never really had any direct factory support, even though Yamaha are helping us this year with some parts from their FX bike from last year," said the Welsh-born racer in his first full season in the US. "A few things need to settle down in Superbike before anything happens with me for next year, though."